Monday, May 30, 2011

Shaitan - Music Review

Download MP3 Shaitan

The songs of Shaitan released recently. Directed by Bejoy Nambiar, Produced by Anurag Kashyap and Sunil Bohra, this is a Kalki Koechlin starrer. Do I need to say more. The Music Directors are Prashant Pillai, Amar Mohile, Ranjit Barot and Anupam Roy, lyrics by Sanjeev Sharma and Colin Terence, the singers are Farhad Bhiwandiwala, Kalloist, Bindu Nambiar, Suzanne D Mello, Ranjit Barot, Chandan Shive, Suraj Jagan, Kirti Sagathia and Preeti. The songs are pretty off-beat and catchy. You can click on the name of the song to download the MP3 for Shaitan.

1. Unleashed:
Since the time of Dev D, Bollywood music, like Bollywood movies, have come out of age. Music Directors are now more comfortable experimenting without having to worry about acceptance because the Indian crowd too have become more open towards the new school of music. And that is quite evident in this number.

The Music Director for this number has really unleashed all his creativity in this one song itself, not to mention the singer, who sang it like there's no tomorrow. For the first time in Bollywood movies do we get to hear full fledged growling and not just R.D.Burman-isque interludes of similar kind. If you are feeling angry, sad, put this song on full blast and listen to it on your headphones. Trust me, it will go a long way in soothing your soul.

2. Pintya:
This Marathi-ishtyle song runs into full crescendo from the word go. it tells you the story of a certain Pintya. For those of you who remembers the name of that Nana Patekar starrer (I forgot the name of the movie), it would remind you of a song from the same movie.

3. Zindagi:
A guitar based (six string, metal and bass), well sung, typical Bollywood-ish song, yet somewhat different from the regulars. The lyrics is quite good. Unfortunately it ends at just 3:10 minutes and leaves you asking for more.

4. Retro Pop Shit:
This instrumental lives upto its name, except for the shit part that is. Boy, this song is far from being shit! The song starts as a typical 90's track when you would feel that Kishore Kumar would start singing to its tunes any minute now. But at 2:16 minutes of the song you are bound to be in for a surprise by the way they give it a techno makeup. Maan gaaye Music Director Sahab, tussi great ho!

5. Outro:
Another purely instrumental offering. The use of keyboard Sitar in this number is simply amazing, especially in the era when using keyboard Sitar is considered to be a passe. Is that why it's named Outro? I wonder.

6. Nasha (Rock & Soul version):
A celebration of friendship, this song is a must for the open road. It has got a hint of Lucky Ali type tunes. The use of ragas as an interlude (although quite a short one at that) and the clever use of Tabla makes you love this song all the more. Overall, very well mixed.

7. Josh:
Some heavy bass, a hip-hop number that is sure to drag you to the dance floor. Another example that Bollywood music have come out of age. And boy, do I like the Sax thrown in between. So start humming with me guys and gals, Josh hai Junoon.

8. O Yaara:
A devotional, Kawali-sque number. I love the way the Shehnai fades and then evolves into a remixed string. Another one for the road, this song would make you fall in love with it over and over again. And awesome lyrics, not to mention.

9. Nasha:
Another number where the Music Director has used some heavy bass, but I would somewhat prefer the Rock and Soul version of this song over the original number.

10. Fareeda:
A slow number but an awesome number nonetheless. Drums were used abundantly in this number and that is what makes it somehow different.

11. Enter:
The opening 7-8 seconds in this instrumental and you would feel as if you are listening to Sandman. Rest, this is a so-so number. Not too good, not too bad.

12. Bali (The Sound of Shaitan):
More than half of this song is in Tamil, but that doesn't takes away even half of its charm. The voice of Preeti is amazingly refreshing. Another experimental number by the Music Director. I must say that you gotta listen to this to feel it baby. The hip-hop part of the song would make you miss Juggy D.

13. Amy's Theme:
Another refreshing instrumental from the stable of the Music Directors of Shaitan. Quite suites the personality of Kalki Koechlin. Haven't heard such a brilliant use of Piano in any Bollywood movie recently.

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5 Comment:

Anonymous said...

Can i please point out that "Unleashed " is played by a young band called Bhayanak Maut who have toured and played in many cities across the country and are a familiar name in the indian metal scene

Rajtilak Bhattacharjee said...

Bhayanak Maut is not at all a "young band", atleast not anymore. But I honestly didn't know that it was composed by BHayanak Maut, no wonder the growling was so good. Thanks for the update!

Anonymous said...

What is the name of da song which plays in the trailer..like at the end the tune dat plays while showin the name of the movie

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very nice songs! i didn't know about it before!

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